This talk took place on March 7, 2016, at the Rose Auditorium at the Cooper Union, an important center of intellectual and artistic activity in New York, in collaboration with the Herb Lubalin Study Center, an archive that focuses on graphic design and typography.

This lecture focused on Grignani’s expressive and experimental use of type and graphics in advertising design from the late 1940s through the 1970s:

Greg D’Onofrio is a designer, writer, educator, and has curated, lectured, and authored essays on postwar, modern graphic design.

“The future is in us because our design is in the future” is a statement declared by Franco Grignani during the lecture he gave at “Vision 65“, the first World Congress on New Challenges to Human Communication, held at the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 1965.